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Wynn Resorts Must Face Former Shareholder Kazuo Okada in Court, Judge Rules

Steve Wynn Kazuo Okada lawsuit

Wynn Resorts must have its day in court to defend actions taken by its board regarding the 2012 ouster of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from its ranks and subsequent redemption of his 20 percent stake in the casino conglomerate. Through a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada, Okada had demanded that Wynn reveal the specific…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Nearing $1 Billion Deal to Buy Two Indiana Racinos

Caesars Entertainment Indiana racetrack

Fresh out of bankruptcy, Caesars Entertainment is reportedly ready to go on a spending spree. The Nevada casino conglomerate is said to be in negotiations with Centaur Gaming to acquire its two Indiana racetrack casinos, Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand. The acquisitions, according to Bloomberg, are expected to cost Caesars more than $1 billion. Gaming…Read More

Jackpot! Florida Slots Player Wins $2.3 Million at Seminole Hard Rock

Seminole Hard Rock jackpot

Jackpots are hit at casinos around the world every day, but when they stretch into the millions of dollars, people start to take notice. That’s what happened at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday night, when a Broward County woman his a $2.3 million jackpot on a penny slot….Read More

Ponca Tribe Gets Go-Ahead to Build Carter Lake Casino

Ponca Tribe casino

After decades of legal battles, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska received word in Wednesday that the National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that the tribe can go forward with plans to build a casino. The tribe would like to build the facility on five acres of land that they own in Carter Lake, Iowa. For…Read More

The 13 Still Hasn’t Submitted a Macau Gaming Application, and Permits Are Running Dry

The 13 Macau satellite casino

The 13, an ultra-luxury resort concept from flamboyant Hong Kong businessman Stephen Hung, has ran up a construction tab of over $1.6 billion. The much-delayed 200 all-villa hotel located south of the Cotai Strip in Coloane Village is finally slated to open in March, but when it does, the property presumably won’t have a casino….Read More

Online Gambling Fueling Atlantic City Rebound, Casinos Up Two Percent in October

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Online gambling once again helped the seven remaining Atlantic City casinos post a positive monthly gain. The internet sites generated $20.6 million in revenue last month, a more than 23 percent increase compared to 2016. The strong month takes year-to-date internet gaming win across the $200 million threshold to $204.2 million, the first time New…Read More

MGM Cotai Aiming for Quality Players, Events

MGM Cotai Pansy Ho

The keyword for the MGM Cotai appears to be “quality,” both in terms of what it wants to offer gamblers and in the kinds of customers the resort plans to attract. That’s the word of MGM China Holdings co-chairperson Pansy Ho Chiu King, who says that the upcoming casino, set to open in Macau in…Read More

Seven Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Now Linked to Rio

Legionnaires’ disease Rio

The Southern Nevada Health District announced on Tuesday that they have confirmed seven cases of Legionnaires’ disease among guests at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, all of which occurred during an outbreak that was reported five months ago. Officials also suspect 29 more cases may have occurred as a part of…Read More

Wife of Pastor Who Allegedly Committed Three M Resort Robberies Worked at Casino

Lea Mercado Bolusan and Gregory Bolusan

Lea Mercado Bolusan, wife of alleged M Resort armed robber and local evangelist pastor Gregory Bolusan, listed herself as an M shift manager on her LinkedIn page. Now an anonymous source has told a local TV station in Las Vegas that Mrs. Bolusan worked in the casino resort’s cashier’s cage. No one at the M…Read More

MGM Resorts Done Building New Casinos, Unless Company Receives License in Japan

MGM Resorts Jim Murren development

MGM Resorts has been on a spending spree in recent years, acquiring casino resorts and building others, but that will soon come to an end. CEO Jim Murren said during the company’s third quarter conference call with investors that the development cycle is nearing completion. The $3.3 billion MGM Cotai in Macau is set to…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Opening Delayed Slightly, Targets Summer 2018

Hard Rock Atlantic City opening

Hard Rock Atlantic City is pushing back its opening date by at least several weeks, a new billboard near the town revealing that the casino resort is now targeting the summer of 2018 to welcome guests. A summer inauguration is slightly delayed from earlier reports that the Hard Rock would open during the May 28…Read More

Boyd Gaming Updates ‘Do Not Disturb’ Policies, Hotel Rooms to Be Entered After 48 Hours

Boyd Gaming do not disturb policy

Boyd Gaming is further updating its “do not disturb” policies at its 10 Las Vegas hotels. The casino operator says guest rooms will be entered by security personnel every 48 hours, regardless of whether such signs are displayed on occupants’ doors. The policy is in response to the October 1 shooting at MGM Resorts’ Mandalay…Read More

Tunica Wants to Remove Casino ‘Riverboat’ Requirement to Salvage Regional Tourism

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Tunica casinos continue to struggle along the Mississippi River in the northwestern part of the state. The former Bally’s Hotel was recently demolished, and Harrah’s has sat vacant since 2014. Today, nine riverboat casinos remain, and they’re unanimously struggling for business. Mississippi legalized riverboat casinos in 1990. At the time, commercial gambling was confined to…Read More

Mississippi Choctaw Considering Fourth Casino, Red Water, with Thursday Vote

Mississippi Choctaw Chief Phylis Anderson Red Water vote

A contentious battle between two factions of the Mississippi Choctaw Nation will come to a head on Thursday, when a referendum vote on a fourth casino, which would be known as Red Water, will be decided by the tribe’s members. Though nearly 11,000 people are eligible to vote, only a third are expected to turn…Read More

Macau to Increase Oversight of Casinos and Junkets Prior to Operator License Renewals

Macau government casino regulations

Macau is about to embark on a critical two-year renewal period for the gaming market’s six licensed casino operators. But before China’s special administrative region agrees to new terms with those companies, officials say the industry’s laws and regulations will be reviewed, and most likely, strengthened. In his annual policy address on Tuesday, the region’s…Read More